First Alert Forecast: Summer Weather Pattern Continues - Storm in the Gulf Likely this Week

First Alert Forecast: Summer Weather Pattern Continues - Storm in the Gulf Likely this Week

First Alert Forecast

Kevin Arnone's evening forecast

We’re watching for the potential for a few scattered downpours and storms for your Monday evening (50%). Any storm that does develop could produce heavy rain, gusty winds and a ton of lightning. The reason for all the lightning is because of all the humidity out there. This afternoon, we saw temperatures in the low 90s but when you factored in the humidity, it felt like the low 100s.

The heat, humidity and chance for afternoon storms will continue as we go through the workweek. Each afternoon features high temps in the low 90s but with the humidity it will feel much closer to 100! Also, each afternoon features a 30%-50% chance for storms. Although the severe threat is low, we can’t rule out a few strong storms that do have the potential to become severe.

We’re also watching the potential for the development of a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico. Right now, there is a low pressure system that in spinning in the SE US. This system will eventually move into the warm Gulf of Mexico water and potentially could become Barry by Wednesday or Thursday. Latest models have this system moving into Texas/Louisiana this weekend with heavy rain. We’ll continue to monitor it over the next few days.

Forecast:

This Evening: A few downpours and thunderstorms around (50%). Temps in the 90s but feeling like to low 100s.

Tonight: Drying out, temps falling from the 90s into the 70s by Tuesday morning. Watch for patchy fog too.

Tuesday: Sunshine with passing clouds. Another afternoon with highs in the low 90s but feeling like the low 100s. 50% chance of downpours and storms.

Wednesday: Sunshine with passing clouds. Another afternoon with highs in the low 90s but feeling like the low 100s. 50% chance of downpours and storms.

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